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King of the World, Remnick, David


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Автор: Remnick, David
Название:  King of the World
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Классификация:
Биография и автобиография: Спорт
Спортивные единоборства и самозащита

ISBN: 0375702296
ISBN-13(EAN): 9780375702297
ISBN: 0-375-70229-6
ISBN-13(EAN): 978-0-375-70229-7
Обложка/Формат: Paperback
Страницы: 326
Вес: 0.34 кг.
Дата издания: 1999
Язык: English
Размер: 20.35 x 13.31 x 1.83
Поставляется из: США
Описание: With an Introduction by Salman Rushdie

On the night in 1964 that Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) stepped into the ring with Sonny Liston, he was widely regarded as an irritating freak who danced and talked way too much. Six rounds later Ali was not only the new world heavyweight boxing champion: He was a new kind of black man who would shortly transform Americas racial politics, its popular culture, and its notions of heroism.

No one has captured Ali--and the era that he exhilarated and sometimes infuriated--with greater vibrancy, drama, and astuteness than David Remnick, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lenins Tomb (and editor of The New Yorker). In charting Alis rise from the gyms of Louisville, Kentucky, to his epochal fights against Liston and Floyd Patterson, Remnick creates a canvas of unparalleled richness. He gives us empathetic portraits of wisecracking sportswriters and bone-breaking mobsters; of the baleful Liston and the haunted Patterson; of an audacious Norman Mailer and an enigmatic Malcolm X. Most of all, King of the World does justice to the speed, grace, courage, humor, and ebullience of one of the greatest athletes and irresistibly dynamic personalities of our time.




Lenin`s Tomb

Автор: Remnick D
Название: Lenin`s Tomb
ISBN: 0679751254 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780679751250
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 862 р. 1231.00 -30%
Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.)
Описание: Chronicles the collapse of the Soviet empire, from the rise of glasnost through the final lowering of the Soviet flag, to the start of the post-communist age.

Resurrection

Автор: Remnick D
Название: Resurrection
ISBN: 0375750231 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780375750236
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 1162 р.
Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.

Описание: Offers a study of the Soviet Union in the aftermath of communism, tracing Russia's search for stability following the chaotic elections of 1996.

The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama

Автор: Remnick David
Название: The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama
ISBN: 1400043603 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781400043606
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 1294 р.
Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.

Описание: No story has been more central to America's history this century than the rise of Barack Obama, and until now, no journalist or historian has written a book that fully investigates the circumstances and experiences of Obama's life or explores the ambition behind his rise. Those familiar with Obama's own best-selling memoir or his campaign speeches know the touchstones and details that he chooses to emphasize, but now--from a writer whose gift for illuminating the historical significance of unfolding events is without peer--we have a portrait, at once masterly and fresh, nuanced and unexpected, of a young man in search of himself, and of a rising politician determined to become the first African-American president.
"The Bridge" offers the most complete account yet of Obama's tragic father, a brilliant economist who abandoned his family and ended his life as a beaten man; of his mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, who had a child as a teenager and then built her career as an anthropologist living and studying in Indonesia; and of the succession of elite institutions that first exposed Obama to the social tensions and intellectual currents that would force him to imagine and fashion an identity for himself. Through extensive on-the-record interviews with friends and teachers, mentors and disparagers, family members and Obama himself, David Remnick allows us to see how a rootless, unaccomplished, and confused young man created himself first as a community organizer in Chicago, an experience that would not only shape his urge to work in politics but give him a home and a community, and that would propel him to Harvard Law School, where his sense of a greater mission emerged.
Deftly setting Obama's political career against the galvanizing intersection of race and politics in Chicago's history, Remnick shows us how that city's complex racial legacy would make Obama's forays into politics a source of controversy and bare-knuckle tactics: his clashes with older black politicians in the Illinois State Senate, his disastrous decision to challenge the former Black Panther Bobby Rush for Congress in 2000, the sex scandals that would decimate his more experienced opponents in the 2004 Senate race, and the story--from both sides--of his confrontation with his former pastor, Jeremiah Wright. By looking at Obama's political rise through the prism of our racial history, Remnick gives us the conflicting agendas of black politicians: the dilemmas of men like Jesse Jackson, John Lewis, and Joseph Lowery, heroes of the civil rights movement, who are forced to reassess old loyalties and understand the priorities of a new generation of African-American leaders.
"The Bridge" revisits the American drama of race, from slavery to civil rights, and makes clear how Obama's quest is not just his own but is emblematic of a nation where destiny is defined by individuals keen to imagine a future that is different from the reality of their current lives.

The Only Game in Town: Sportswriting from the New Yorker

Автор: Remnick David
Название: The Only Game in Town: Sportswriting from the New Yorker
ISBN: 0812979982 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780812979985
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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Цена: 1231 р.
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The Bridge

Автор: Remnick David
Название: The Bridge
ISBN: 0330509969 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780330509961
Издательство: Pan Macmillan
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Цена: 1454 р.
Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.

Описание: From the The New Yorker editor and bestselling author of King of the World, the first ever biography of President Obama - updated in paperback to cover his first two years in Office.

The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama

Автор: Remnick David
Название: The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama
ISBN: 0307734323 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780307734327
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 3419 р.
Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.

Описание: No story has been more central to America's history this century than the rise of Barack Obama, and until now, no journalist or historian has written a book that fully investigates the circumstances and experiences of Obama's life or explores the ambition behind his rise. Those familiar with Obama's own best-selling memoir or his campaign speeches know the touchstones and details that he chooses to emphasize, but now--from a writer whose gift for illuminating the historical significance of unfolding events is without peer--we have a portrait, at once masterly and fresh, nuanced and unexpected, of a young man in search of himself, and of a rising politician determined to become the first African-American president.
"The Bridge" offers the most complete account yet of Obama's tragic father, a brilliant economist who abandoned his family and ended his life as a beaten man; of his mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, who had a child as a teenager and then built her career as an anthropologist living and studying in Indonesia; and of the succession of elite institutions that first exposed Obama to the social tensions and intellectual currents that would force him to imagine and fashion an identity for himself. Through extensive on-the-record interviews with friends and teachers, mentors and disparagers, family members and Obama himself, David Remnick allows us to see how a rootless, unaccomplished, and confused young man created himself first as a community organizer in Chicago, an experience that would not only shape his urge to work in politics but give him a home and a community, and that would propel him to Harvard Law School, where his sense of a greater mission emerged.
Deftly setting Obama's political career against the galvanizing intersection of race and politics in Chicago's history, Remnick shows us how that city's complex racial legacy would make Obama's forays into politics a source of controversy and bare-knuckle tactics: his clashes with older black politicians in the Illinois State Senate, his disastrous decision to challenge the former Black Panther Bobby Rush for Congress in 2000, the sex scandals that would decimate his more experienced opponents in the 2004 Senate race, and the story--from both sides--of his confrontation with his former pastor, Jeremiah Wright. By looking at Obama's political rise through the prism of our racial history, Remnick gives us the conflicting agendas of black politicians: the dilemmas of men like Jesse Jackson, John Lewis, and Joseph Lowery, heroes of the civil rights movement, who are forced to reassess old loyalties and understand the priorities of a new generation of African-American leaders.
"The Bridge" revisits the American drama of race, from slavery to civil rights, and makes clear how Obama's quest is not just his own but is emblematic of a nation where destiny is defined by individuals keen to imagine a future that is different from the reality of their current lives.

"From the Hardcover edition."

Secret Ingredients

Автор: Remnick, David
Название: Secret Ingredients
ISBN: 081297641X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780812976410
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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Цена: 1504 р.
Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.

Описание: A sample of the menu: Woody Allen on dieting the Dostoevski way - Roger Angell on the art of the martini - Don DeLillo on Jell-O - Malcolm Gladwell on building a better ketchup - Jane Kramer on the writer's kitchen - Chang-rae Lee on eating sea urchin - Steve Martin on menu mores - Alice McDermott on sex and ice cream - Dorothy Parker on dinner conversation - S. J. Perelman on a hollandaise assassin - Calvin Trillin on New York's best bagel

In this indispensable collection, The New Yorker dishes up a feast of delicious writing-food and drink memoirs, short stories, tell-alls, and poems, seasoned with a generous dash of cartoons. M.F.K. Fisher pays homage to "cookery witches," those mysterious cooks who possess "an uncanny power over food," and Adam Gopnik asks if French cuisine is done for. There is Roald Dahl's famous story "Taste," in which a wine snob's palate comes in for some unwelcome scrutiny, and Julian Barnes's ingenious tale of a lifelong gourmand who goes on a very peculiar diet. Whether you're in the mood for snacking on humor pieces and cartoons or for savoring classic profiles of great chefs and great eaters, these offerings, from every age of The New Yorker's fabled eighty-year history, are sure to satisfy every taste.

King of the World

Автор: Remnick David
Название: King of the World
ISBN: 0330371894 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780330371896
Издательство: Pan Macmillan
Рейтинг:
Цена: 969 р.
Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.

Описание: This evocation of the heavyweight champion and 20th-century icon concentrates on Muhammad Ali`s early career, when he was still fighting as Cassius Clay. It begins with the fight between Floyd Patterson and Sonny Liston in 1962 and goes through to 1967 when Ali refused the Vietnam draft.

Автор: Remnick, David
Название: Secret Ingredients
ISBN: 0739354353 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780739354353
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 2048 р.
Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.

Reporting

Автор: Remnick, David
Название: Reporting
ISBN: 0307263584 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780307263582
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 1911 р.
Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.

Wonderful Town

Автор: Remnick, David
Название: Wonderful Town
ISBN: 037575752X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780375757525
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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Цена: 1368 р.
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Reporting

Автор: Remnick David
Название: Reporting
ISBN: 0330443992 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780330443999
Издательство: Pan Macmillan
Рейтинг:
Цена: 969 р.
Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.

Описание: Discusses about Don DeLillo, Philip Roth and The Sopranos; and about Solzhenitsyn returning to Russia after 20 years in exile, or on the failure of democracy in Mubarak`s Egypt.


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